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  • Thomas Roberts On Why He'd Take Testosterone Despite Risks: 'Live Today, Borrow From Tomorrow'

    07/31/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Too Much Information: Thomas Roberts wants you to know that if diagnosed with low-T, he would take a testosterone supplement "without hesitation." More surprising is Roberts' reckless attitude. Asked whether testosterone's possible health risks would dissuade him from taking the hormone, Roberts replied: "No. I want to live today, I will borrow from tomorrow." Roberts' startling admission came during today's Morning Joe segment on Time's current cover story, "Manopause," which looks into the testosterone-supplement boom and its associated dangers. View the video here.
  • Record Number Of Men Seeking Treatment For Low Testosterone Levels

    07/30/2014 4:15:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 87 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hair coloring and facial treatments like Botox help many people look and feel younger, but increasingly, more men are seeking a way to feel younger. In record numbers, they're seeking a way boost to the male hormone testosterone. We've seen the ads that warn of low testosterone, the male hormone that builds muscle, controls fat, and improves sex drive. They show a man concerned about less energy, moodiness and a low sex drive. Urologist Dr. Gregory Lowe at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says he has seen patients come in asking for the hormone even...
  • Low Estrogen May Play a Role in 'Male Menopause'

    09/16/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione
    TV ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen — the female hormone — is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear evidence that too little of it can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms. "A lot of things we think are due to testosterone deficiency are actually related to the estrogen deficiency that accompanies it," said Dr. Joel Finkelstein of Massachusetts General Hospital. He led the U.S.-government funded study, which appears in Thursday's New...
  • McCain Smashes Obama Back: You're Incompetent or Corrupt

    11/15/2012 12:10:01 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-15-12 | William Bigelow
    Sen. John McCain launched a fierce counterattack on Barack Obama yesterday after Obama arrogantly called McCain’s criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “outrageous” and said critics of Rice should “go after me.”
  • 10 Reasons You Don't Have Abs (time to get honest everyone)

    12/26/2011 10:11:40 AM PST · by mmanager · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/2011 | Shannon Clark
    If there's one fitness goal that almost every man goes to the gym in hopes of achieving, it's a ripped set of abs. Whether you're trimming down or developing more muscle mass, there's no question that your abs are important. But you might have worked on sculpting an eye-catching stomach many times in the past without ever seeing the results you had hoped for. What is it that makes getting ripped abs so hard to achieve? Let's take a look at the top 10 reasons you don't have abs. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/12/23/reasons-dont-abs/?test=faces#ixzz1hfHEgZsq
  • KABC RADIO in Los Angeles - "Yeah, but so does Rachel Maddow"

    12/12/2011 8:17:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    kabc radio ^ | 12-2011
    On the John Phillips show, there was the news about Minnesota MVP Ryan Braun testing positive for having elevated levels of testosterone. Great comment from the show: "Yeah, but so does Rachel Maddow."
  • Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop

    09/13/2011 7:14:54 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 22 replies
    DailyMail.co.UK ^ | 13th September 2011 | Tamara Cohen
    FULLTITLE: Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop that makes men less likely to stray They say having a family changes a man for ever. But it may not just be a sense of duty that drives new dads to swap evenings in the pub for quiet nights at home. Scientists have discovered fatherhood can halve testosterone levels – and stop men from straying. A study has found that when men become fathers, their bodies suppress production of the sex hormone, making them more interested in parenting than mating. American researchers studied more than 600 men...
  • How Testosterone Protects against Inflammation

    07/26/2011 10:13:19 AM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    Pharmacists of the University Jena analyze why men suffer more rarely from inflammatory diseases than women It’s all down to the testosterone: men are usually more muscular than women, they have deeper voices and more body hair. And – men are less susceptible to inflammatory diseases and allergies than women. This is also due to the male sex hormones as pharmacists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have shown in a recent study. “It is mostly women who are affected by diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or asthma“, Professor Dr. Oliver Werz from the Jena University explains. Although this...
  • Low Testosterone - A Hidden Epidemic

    05/11/2011 7:57:29 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 43 replies · 1+ views
    WeeksMD ^ | June 17, 2009 | Rick Cohen M.D.
    There are more than forty million men in the U.S. suffering from low levels of testosterone. But the vast majority of them don’t even know it. As the tremendous popularity of Viagra suggests, many of these men are experiencing symptoms of male sexual dysfunction. Others find themselves fighting more subtle battles against obesity, fatigue, depression and insomnia-common symptoms of low testosterone that most doctors overlook or attribute to the natural process of aging or stress. (1-2) Why is modern medicine missing the low testosterone mark?
  • Study suggests another look at testosterone-prostate cancer link

    04/19/2011 10:03:56 AM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ^ | April 19, 2011 | Unknown
    BOSTON – The long-standing prohibition against testosterone therapy in men with untreated or low-risk prostate cancer merits reevaluation, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology. "For many decades it had been believed that a history of prostate cancer, even if treated and cured, was an absolute contraindication to testosterone therapy, due to the belief that testosterone activated prostate cancer growth, and could potentially cause dormant cancer cells to grow rapidly," says Abraham Morgentaler, MD of Men's Health Boston. "Generations of medical students and residents were taught that providing testosterone to a man with prostate cancer was...
  • U of A[lberta] researcher questions whether genius might be a result of hormonal influences

    03/11/2011 10:38:44 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    University of Alberta ^ | 11-Mar-2011 | Jamie Hanlon
    U of A researcher questions whether genius might be a result of hormonal influences A longstanding debate as to whether genius is a byproduct of good genes or good environment has an upstart challenger that may take the discussion in an entirely new direction. University of Alberta researcher Marty Mrazik says being bright may be due to an excess level of a natural hormone. Mrazik, a professor in the Faculty of Education's educational psychology department, and a colleague from Rider University in the U.S., have published a paper in Roeper Review linking giftedness (having an IQ score of 130 or...
  • Geert Wilders At The House of Lords

    03/09/2010 10:30:08 AM PST · by molybdenum · 30 replies · 254+ views
    Diana West blog ^ | 3-5-10 | Diana West
    Below is the text of Geert Wilders' address today in the House of Lords, where, at the invitation of Baronness Cox and Lord Pearson, both members of United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), he showed his film Fitna. Thank you. It is great to be back in London. And it is great that this time, I got to see more of this wonderful city than just the detention centre at Heathrow Airport...(cont'd @ http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1305/Geert-Wilders-West blog)
  • Rates of autism have skyrocketed 1000% since 1990 - Vaccines?

    10/06/2009 3:40:01 AM PDT · by Scythian · 122 replies · 5,030+ views
    Natural News
    Natural News Vaccines cause autism: Supporting evidence October 6 - Rates of autism have skyrocketed 1000% since 1990, yet defenders of vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry keep scratching their heads in confusion: What could be causing this? Lots of clues point to vaccines... Autism rates double in children as vaccines poison an entire generation According to a U.S. government survey just published, rates of autism in children have doubled since 2003. Today, an estimated 1 in 91 children are being diagnosed with autism ...
  • India coach encourages sex before matches

    09/24/2009 2:47:52 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 13 replies · 1,004+ views
    TIMES ONLINE ^ | 24 September 2009 | Richard Hobson, Deputy Cricket Correspondent, Johannesburg
    It used to be said that sexual intercourse close to a sporting event sapped energy. But India’s players have been advised otherwise in a confidential document written by their coach that effectively tells them to boost their performances on the field by hopping into action off it. The four-part paper written by Gary Kirsten, who has helped India to become the leading one-day side in the world, became the talk of the Champions Trophy yesterday as a taboo subject was thrust into the open. The relevant chapter is headlined “Does sex increase performance?” and the answer is explicit: “Yes it...
  • America Unbalanced: Has our Yin Outstripped Our Yang?

    11/26/2008 1:04:29 PM PST · by foutsc · 7 replies · 486+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 26 Nov 08 | foutsc
    Is America out of balance? Feminine Yin and masculine Yang must be in balance to achieve harmony, according to the Chinese ancients. Has our nurturing Yin outstripped our self-reliant Yang? Ed Kaitz has written a provocative piece in the American Thinker entitled, The Testosterone Crisis. He makes a convincing case that testosterone rich Yang is in short supply here in America. My personal observation is that it is publicly nonexistent in Europe outside of soccer hooligans and the dwindling klatch of professional soldiers. The author arrived at this conclusion while in the park observing that dads simply shouted encouragement to...
  • WOLF BOY'S HOPE (Columbia U. Dr. may have discovered cure to 'Werewolf Syndrome')

    11/20/2008 2:37:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 1,946+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 20, 2008 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    It's not easy being a preteen "wolf boy" - but scientists at Columbia University are confident they've finally found the silver bullet that can cure one. Pruthviraj Patil, 11, suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as hypertrichosis - or "werewolf syndrome" - which causes a thick coat of hair to grow over every inch of his body except his palms and feet. (edit)When he was born in a village near Mumbai, his mother was told she had given birth to a god, but in school, there have been more bullies than believers. Christiano and her colleagues at Columbia...
  • Men, Women and Speed. 2 Words: Got Testosterone?

    08/22/2008 5:24:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies · 130+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 21, 2008 | Gina Kolata
    Women are slower than men in running, in swimming, in cycling. Whether it is a 100-meter race on the track or a marathon, a 200-meter butterfly swim or a 10-kilometer marathon swim, the pattern holds. And even though some scientists once predicted that women would eventually close the gender gap in elite performances — it was proposed that all they needed was more experience, better training and stronger coaching — that idea is now largely discredited, at least for Olympic events. Researchers say there is no one physiological reason for the gap, although there is a common biological thread. “To...
  • Male lust is blind, research suggests

    07/26/2008 10:01:37 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 86 replies · 432+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 July 2008 | Roger Dobson
    Men have long been accused of judging women on looks alone, but even the plainest Jane can get their hormones raging, a study has found. Research involving a group of male students found that their levels of the hormone testosterone increased to the same extent whether they were talking to a young woman they found attractive – or to one they didn't fancy much at all. After 300 seconds alone in the same room as a woman they had never met before, and in some cases did not find particularly attractive, the men's testosterone levels of the hormone had shot...
  • Feisty females are more likely to give birth to boys than girls(Can you say balony?)

    06/16/2008 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 67+ views
    Mail online ^ | June 17, 2008 | Daniel Martin
    If you're an expectant mother who likes to stand up for yourself, you could soon be cuddling a newborn son. Feisty women are more likely to give birth to boys than girls, according to scientists. High levels of testosterone in the womb - apparently evident in more aggressive women - provide a much better environment for the sperm coded to produce boys, they claim. But fiery females whose hearts are set on a daughter shouldn't throw out those pretty pink baby dresses just yet. So far the correlation has been proved only in tests on animals. The scientists who carried...
  • Some Athletes’ Genes Help Outwit Doping Test

    04/30/2008 3:46:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 112+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2008 | GINA KOLATA
    The 55 men in a drug doping study in Sweden were normal and healthy. And all agreed, for the sake of science, to be injected with testosterone and then undergo the standard urine test to screen for doping with the hormone. The results were unambiguous: the test worked for most of the men, showing that they had taken the drug. But 17 of the men tested negative. Their urine seemed fine, with no excess testosterone even though the men clearly had taken the drug. It was, researchers say, a striking demonstration of a genetic discovery. Those 17 men can build...
  • UK: Mutant black squirrels giving Cambridgeshire's grey population a taste of their own medicine

    04/25/2008 9:39:09 AM PDT · by Stoat · 48 replies · 4,039+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 24, 2008
    The pack of mutant black squirrels that are giving Cambridgeshire's grey population a taste of their own medicineLast updated at 15:13pm on 25th April 2008  Mutant 'testosterone-fuelled' Russian black squirrels in Cambridgeshire are giving their grey cousins a taste of their own medicine and driving them from their homes.  A Cambridge academic believes the unusual black squirrel now makes up half of the total squirrel population in the area from which they have originated. The upstarts are the genetic mutations of grey squirrels. And although nuts may be their food of choice there have been reports of their hungry...
  • A Decline in Testosterone May Give Rise to Many Ills (Especially In Married Men)

    01/17/2008 1:28:24 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 2,264+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 January 2008 | BENJAMIN BREWER, M.D
    Testosterone levels start to drop for most men in middle age. For those wanting to start their testosterone decline sooner than that, getting married may help. Married men have lower testosterone levels than single guys. A recent study among the Ariaal people in Kenya showed that unmarried men had higher testosterone levels than men with a single wife. And men with two or more wives had even lower testosterone than those with one. It's estimated that two million to four million American men have a significant testosterone deficiency and that less than 5% of them are getting treatment. Low testosterone...
  • Getting Married Saps Your Testosterine

    10/19/2007 1:10:00 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 579+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-19-2007
    Getting married saps your testosterone 18 October 2007 NewScientist.com news service TESTOSTERONE gradually declines with age, right? Not for the Ariaal - subsistence pastoralists living in northern Kenya. They experience a decline in levels of the male hormone only when they get married. The finding provides a social and evolutionary explanation for the decrease in testosterone, rather than an age-related one. Ariaal men remain single "warriors" until they are around 30, at which time they marry one or more women. Peter Gray of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and colleagues measured testosterone in 205 Ariaal men and found that...
  • Study finds that even aloof husbands have lower testosterone levels than unmarried men

    10/10/2007 2:21:26 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies · 1,024+ views
    U of Chicago Press Journals ^ | 9-Oct-2007 | Suzanne Wu
    Surprisingly, men with more than 1 wife have lower levels than monogamously married men A fascinating new study is the first outside of North America to observe lower testosterone levels among married men. Supporting a growing body of research, the study reveals that even married men who are considered aloof spouses and provide minimal parenting have much lower testosterone levels than single, unmarried men. In the October issue of Current Anthropology, Peter B. Gray (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Peter T. Ellison (Harvard University), and Benjamin C. Campbell (Boston University) investigated the links between male testosterone levels and marital status...
  • WWE suspends TEN superstars

    08/30/2007 5:00:07 PM PDT · by RDTF · 51 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Sun UK via Drudge Report ^ | August 31, 2007 | SIMON ROTHSTEIN
    IN the most decisive move of its kind in the history of the wrestling business, the WWE have suspended many of their biggest name wrestlers for breaking drug rules. The action came after the 10 men – allegedly including former world champions Edge, King Booker and Randy Orton as well as Mr Kennedy and ECW champ John Morrison – were identified as clients of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando. That company was busted by cops in February for the distribution of steroids and other prescription drugs to clients who had not been examined by a doctor. It has now been established...
  • Products To Treat Sexual Dysfunction Find New Market (Women)

    08/13/2007 6:35:56 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 25 replies · 1,128+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 13 August 2007 | BY PETER BENESH
    The market for products to treat sexual dysfunction is almost exclusively a male club. While men have a variety of choices — including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra — women don’t have a specific pharmaceutical product for female sexual dysfunction, or FSD. That’s partly because it’s hard to measure FSD, experts say. Sexual dysfunction in men is easy to gauge from a physical standpoint. And in women? “We’re looking for an increased number of sexually satisfying events,” said Amy Stevens, a medical doctor and analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group.... ...The standard treatment for female sexual dysfunction has long been testosterone. Commonly...
  • Significant Testosterone Decrease in Young Males Conceived through Fertility Treatment, Danish ...

    08/04/2007 8:12:55 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 9 replies · 562+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 3, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Significant Testosterone Decrease in Young Males Conceived through Fertility Treatment, Danish Study Shows By Elizabeth O'BrienCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A study by Danish researchers has found that a specific type of fertility treatment significantly decreases the level of testosterone in male children. Published in the July 2007 issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study was conducted by Dr. Anders Juul and colleagues at the Copenhagen University Hospital. Entitled "Reduced Serum Testosterone Levels in Infant Boys Conceived by Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection," the study compared the testosterone levels of babies conceived by this fertility treatment...
  • Testosterone protects brain in men with MS [scientists say hormones may offer defence for females]

    05/16/2007 12:04:20 PM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 250+ views
    newscientist.com ^ | 05-15-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Testosterone can help protect against brain shrinkage in men with multiple sclerosis (MS), a small, preliminary trial suggests. Patients who applied a gel containing the hormone every day for a year showed less brain shrinkage than expected for people of their age with MS. The study participants also showed an increase in muscle mass over the course of the one-year trial.
  • Global Warming: Moving Towards Metrosexuals (FUNNY!)

    03/19/2007 1:10:25 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 3 replies · 639+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 17 March 2007 | Daniel Clark
    The latest point of emphasis in the global warming movement is that cattle farming endangers the planet by producing too much methane. So now, steaks and hamburgers are classified as instruments of destruction, along with large vehicles, lawn mowers, and charcoal grills. It can't be much longer before cowboy movies, cigars and hockey are held to be enemies of the earth as well. This has got to be the most blatant assault on guyhood since ABC moved Coach to the same night as Roseanne, and turned Hayden Fox into Phil Donahue. It's a wonder that liberals don't cut to the...
  • A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals

    12/12/2006 5:28:00 PM PST · by Stone Mountain · 187 replies · 5,264+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 12, 2006 | Jim Rutz
    A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals Posted: December 12, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular. Now, I'm a health-food guy, a fanatic who seldom allows anything into his kitchen unless it's organic. I state my bias here just so you'll know I'm not anti-health food. The dangerous food I'm speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place. You can hardly escape them...
  • Manliness is next to godliness [masculinity, feminism, and thw wuss-ification of Christianity]

    12/07/2006 8:02:48 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 794+ views
    SouthFlorida.com ^ | December 7 2006 | Jenny Jarvie and Stephanie Simon
    Nashville — THE strobe lights pulse and the air vibrates to a killer rock beat. Giant screens show mayhem and gross-out pranks: a car wreck, a sucker punch, a flabby (and naked) rear end, sealed with duct tape. Brad Stine runs onstage in ripped blue jeans, his shirt untucked, his long hair shaggy. He's a stand-up comic by trade, but he's here today as an evangelist, on a mission to build up a new Christian man — one profanity at a time. "It's the wuss-ification of America that's getting us!" screeches Stine, 46. A moment later he adds a fervent:...
  • Testosterone levels down in last 20 yrs

    11/02/2006 10:40:54 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 102 replies · 1,689+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 1 Nov, 2006 1958hrs IST | REUTERS
    NEW YORK: A new study has found a "substantial" drop in US men's testosterone levels since the 1980s, but the reasons for the decline remain unclear. This trend also does not appear to be related to age. The average levels of the male hormone dropped by 1% a year, Dr Thomas Travison and colleagues from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts, found. This means that, for example, a 65-year-old man in 2002 would have testosterone levels 15% lower than those of a 65-year-old in 1987. This also means that a greater proportion of men in 2002 would have...
  • Testosterone levels declining in American males - study

    10/27/2006 11:14:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 116 replies · 2,466+ views
    HealthDay on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/06 | HealthDay
    FRIDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The testosterone-fueled American male may be losing his punch. Over the past two decades, levels of the sex hormone in U.S. men have been falling steadily, a new study finds. For example, average total testosterone levels in men aged 65 to 69 fell from 503 nanograms/decileter (ng/dL) in 1988 to 423 ng/dL in 2003. The reasons for this trend are unclear, said researchers at the New England Research Institutes in Waterdown, Mass. They noted that neither aging nor certain other health factors, such as smoking or obesity, can fully explain the decline. "Male serum...
  • U.S Could Use More Girly Men (Liberal MEGA-BARF Alert)

    08/22/2006 5:54:35 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 920+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 08/20/06 | Robyn Blumner
    Deadwood is one of my favorite programs. Set in a South Dakota gold mining camp in the 1870s, it grittily explores the way human beings organize themselves when consigned to a lawless territory that attracts miscreants, varmints and vultures. A recent episode had an especially insightful moment when all the leaders of the camp were called to an important meeting without an invitation proffered to the female owner of the camp's only bank. Alma Garret could have all the money in the world, but because she has two X chromosomes (a distinction more graphically described in the show), she wasn't...
  • Landis to learn fate at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday

    08/04/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT · by commish · 14 replies · 793+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4 Aug 2006 | Espn
    PARIS -- Tour de France winner Floyd Landis of the United States will learn at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday whether a test on his B sample confirms a positive test for the male sex hormone testosterone. "We will release a statement tomorrow," an International Cycling Union (ICU) spokesman said Friday. Saturday's announcement would cap a wild two weeks of accusations, speculation and denials, the latest of which is that dehydration might have caused Landis' elevated testosterone level. "Maybe a combination of dehydration, maximum effort," said Jose Maria Buxeda, one of Landis' Spanish lawyers, after testing began Thursday on the...
  • Landis says his high testosterone is natural - Landis maintains doping innocence

    07/28/2006 10:38:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 904+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/28/06 | Mar Roman - ap
    MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Floyd Landis said the high testosterone levels that caused him to fail a drug test at the Tour de France are the result of his natural metabolism -- not doping of any kind -- and he will undergo tests to prove it. "We will explain to the world why this is not a doping case but a natural occurrence," Landis said Friday in his first public appearance since the doping test cast doubt on his title, one of the most stirring comeback wins in Tour history. Landis said in a teleconference Thursday that he had no...
  • FLoyd Landis Drug Test Discussion Thread -- Please post links to all articles here.

    07/28/2006 4:49:10 AM PDT · by commish · 169 replies · 2,082+ views
    none ^ | 28 Jul 2006 | Self
    Making a central thread for people to link articles, post comments, discuss, etc -- the Floyd Landis, Tour de France Doping scandal.
  • In the name of the father

    07/15/2006 7:09:34 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 558+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 16 Jul 2006 | DANI GARAVELLI
    In the name of the fatherhttp://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1033732006 http://tinyurl.com/ozefu DANI GARAVELLI Sun 16 Jul 2006 ONCE upon a time, I believed it didn't matter a whit whether a baby was born into a family with one parent or two. Or with two mothers or two fathers rather than a mother and a father. Why should it? What was important was not the number or gender of the parents, but whether or not they were loving and attentive. That was, of course, before I had any of my own. Now I realise that bringing up children is a challenge even for two well-meaning...
  • Oochy woochy coochy coo: Women can read men like books

    05/14/2006 4:47:22 AM PDT · by billorites · 20 replies · 1,127+ views
    Economist.com ^ | May 11, 2006
    A GROUP of scientists has discovered that women are attracted to men who are fond of children. In years gone by, that announcement might have qualified for one of the late Senator William Proxmire's Golden Fleece awards for pointless scientific research—except that what this particular group of scientists has shown is that women can tell who is and is not fond of children just by looking at their faces. The members of the group in question, led by James Roney of the University of California, Santa Barbara, are part of the revival of a science that once dared not speak...
  • In Men, 'Trigger-Happy' May Be a Hormonal Impulse

    05/09/2006 3:17:18 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 163 replies · 2,546+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Handling a gun stirs a hormonal reaction in men that primes them for aggression, new research suggests. Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., enrolled 30 male students in what they described as a taste study. The researchers took saliva samples from the students and measured testosterone levels. They then seated the young men, one at a time, at a table in a bare room; on the table were pieces of paper and either the board game Mouse Trap or a large handgun. Their instructions: take apart the game or the gun and write directions for assembly and disassembly. Fifteen...
  • PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO choose Bio-Identical Hormones

    03/20/2006 4:54:15 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 37 replies · 1,444+ views
    Key Pharmacy ^ | 3/20/06 | Key Pharmacy
    PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE COMPOUNDED BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE MEDICATIONS THE FACTS: Recently, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, maker of Premarin & Prempro, (drugs derived from Pregnant Mares Urine – yes, horses pee) filed a Citizen’s Petition with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asking the FDA to impose harmful restrictions on the compounding and dispensing of Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). (Bio-identical hormones are manufactured to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body.) This petition would eliminate the availability of compounded bio-identical hormones, which are prescribed by healthcare providers and prepared by pharmacists, to meet the unique...
  • Fossett Alters Route in Aviation Quest

    02/10/2006 6:21:51 PM PST · by oxcart · 30 replies · 769+ views
    The Casper Star Tribune ^ | 02/10/2006 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Adventurer Steve Fossett on Friday altered his route over the Atlantic Ocean to make up for lost fuel and weak winds in his quest to break aviation's distance record. Fossett originally planned to fly his lightweight experimental plane on a northeasterly path across the Atlantic that would allow Newfoundland to serve as an emergency landing site. But the adjusted path has Fossett crossing Florida, where he began his nonstop trip early Wednesday, and taking a more southerly path on the flight's last leg to take advantage of better winds. He planned to land Saturday in Kent, England. "The guys at...
  • Have They No Shame?

    01/30/2006 6:35:28 PM PST · by Lauren BaRecall · 21 replies · 368+ views
    Dr. Erika's Blog ^ | January 26, 2006 | Dr. Erika Schwartz
    In a breathtaking act of bravado, Wyeth is trying to take away your right to access bioidentical hormones and compounding pharmacies by enlisting so-called women’s and physician groups like The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG which is funded in part by Wyeth), North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA also a 'partner' of Wyeth) which have become nothing more than covert "fronts" for the pharmaceutical industry. In October 2005 Wyeth filed a citizen petition with the FDA essentially asking for elimination of the compounding of bioidentical hormone option for women of all ages....
  • Scientists seeking new treatments for male-pattern balding

    11/14/2005 8:26:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 676+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/14/05 | Malcolm Ritter - ap
    NEW YORK – Look around a crowd, and you'll see that lots of middle-aged men are losing their hair. As Baby Boomers, they have every right to demand, What is science doing about this? Quite a bit, it turns out. A British company, for example, says five guys are walking around with hundreds more hairs than they had before, thanks to an early test of what's been called hair cloning. An American outfit hopes to start testing a similar approach next year. Other scientists are tracking down genes that make some men susceptible to hair loss, and struggling to understand...
  • Tall men get short shrift as husbands (Revenge of the little man!)

    08/25/2005 8:41:56 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 51 replies · 1,843+ views
    News.com Australia ^ | August 17, 2005 | Fiona MacRae
    TALL, dark and handsome is the classic description of the perfect man. But when it comes to perfect husbands, shorter men stand head and shoulders above the rest, a study has found. Women regard taller men as excellent for a fling but see short men as better companions to settle down with. This could explain why Nicole Kidman married Tom Cruise, who at 170.2cm is 10cm shorter than her. But she only ever dated the 190cm Steve Bing. Or why Penny Lancaster, a rangy 180cm plus, chose the shorter Rod Stewart as her husband-to-be. So did his 183cm ex-wife, Rachel...
  • Dopers in Uniform: Cops on Steroids

    08/18/2005 5:20:23 AM PDT · by MRMEAN · 6 replies · 410+ views
    mesomorphosis.com ^ | John Hoberman
    As the U.S. Congress prepares to renew its assault on anabolic steroid use among professional athletes at a hearing scheduled for May 18, longtime observers of doping control initiatives will recognize the selective indignation that continues to sensationalize the use of these drugs by athletes. The fact that certain groups of steroid consumers have been spared the special opprobrium reserved for sports heroes who fail to serve as proper "role models" for youth demonstrates once again how arbitrary and politically motivated the formulation and enforcement of drug laws can be. One of the remarkable anomalies of the anti-steroid campaign of...
  • Testosterone treatment linked with prostate cancer

    08/16/2005 5:00:42 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 659+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/13/05 | Will Boggs, MD
    Prostate cancer developed in 20 men within months to a few years after they began testosterone supplementation to correct a deficiency of the hormone, investigators report. "There are several anecdotal case reports, small studies, and observational studies like ours which raise concern but do not provide conclusive evidence yet," Dr. Franklin D. Gaylis told Reuters Health. The issue is a concern because prostate cancer is usually driven by testosterone. Gaylis, from the University of California at San Diego Medical Center, and colleagues report this series of patients "in whom clinically significant prostate cancer developed and was presumed to be related...
  • The Truth About "Steroids"

    08/03/2005 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 474+ views
    Free Republic Blogosphere ^ | 8-03-05 | Me, Myself and I
    I would like to finally clear up the issue of "steroids" that athletes and body builders shoot or ingest to enhance their performance and what they represent. As you all can see from the above diagrams, the sex hormones and cortisone all bear a striking resemblance to that devil molecule, cholesterol. Coinkydink? Not a chance. As a matter of fact, our bodies manufacture all of these hormones starting out with cholesterol--either the cholesterol from our diet or the cholesterol that we make ourselves. Depending upon the specific enzymes that we have and their relative amounts, we turm cholesterol into the...
  • For Them, Just Saying No Is Easy

    06/09/2005 9:22:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 906+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 9, 2005 | MARY DUENWALD
    BIRDS do it, bees do it. But not necessarily all of them. Among bees the sisters of queens do not engage in sex. And in certain species of birds - Florida scrub jays, for one - some individuals, known as helpers, do not breed but only help the breeders raise their offspring. But could indifference to sex extend to humans, too? An increasing number of people say yes and offer themselves as proof. They describe themselves as asexual, and they call their condition normal, not the result of confused sexual orientation, a fear of intimacy or a temporary lapse of...
  • What Women Want

    05/24/2005 12:48:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 189 replies · 3,874+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    Suppose you could eliminate the factors often blamed for the shortage of women in high-paying jobs. Suppose that promotions and raises did not depend on pleasing sexist male bosses or putting in long nights and weekends away from home. Would women make as much as men? Economists recently tried to find out in an experiment in Pittsburgh by paying men and women to add up five numbers in their heads. At first they worked individually, doing as many sums as they could in five minutes and receiving 50 cents for each correct answer. Then they competed in four-person tournaments, with...